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What does Annika mean?

Annika Pronunciation of Annika [an-ni-ka] as a girls' name is of Hausa and Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Annika is "sweet-faced; He (God) has favored me". Annika is a version of Anika (Hausa). Annika is also a derivative of Anna (Hebrew): Latinate variation of Hannah. See also Anne.

Associated with: sweet (beautiful).


Annika has 8 variants: Anaca, Anaka, Anecky, Anikee, Annaka, Anneka, Annica and Aunika.

Annika has 9 more different relations via Anika, Anna: Ana, Ania, Anja, Ann, Annah, Anneke, Annet, Anouska and Hania.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Annima, Annka, ..

(male) Anak, Anniak, ..

How popular is Annika?

Annika is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#3911 out of 4276, Top 91%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Presented below is the baby name history of Annika for girls. Annika was first listed in 1980-1989 and reached its peak rank of #284 in the U.S. in the year 2003, and is currently at #572. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annika name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annika outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Shown below is a study of the history of Annika and affiliated names. Anna (#44 via latest list), Ana (#211), Anne (#569), Anika (#580), Ann (#893), Ania, Anja and Annah are the prominent alternative forms of Annika (#572 via latest list). Other forms, like Anouska, are uncommon. Adoption of these relations of Annika was widespread in the 1880s (median #1224) and is now much reduced (#985, 92.3% less usage), with forms such as Ann becoming somewhat outmoded. Anika is the most chic birth name in this list.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Annika, Ana, Ania, Anika, Anja in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ann, Anna, Annah, Anne in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Annika, Anika, Anna outside U.S.

Similar Names

Annika is pronounced similarly to Anica, Anicka and Aniko. Other recommended names are Airika, Alika, Ambika, Amica, Amika, Amisa, Anais, Anci, Ancina, Anessa, Angie, Angila, Anice, Anima, Anina, Anis, Anisa, Anisah, Anise, Anisha, Anissa, Anita, Aniya, Anka, Anke, Anki, Annais, Annda, Annes, Anni, Annice, Annick, Annida, Annie, Annimae, Annina, Annis, Annisa, Annisah, Annise, Annissa, Annita, Annitra (see Anita), Annitta (see Anita), Annona, Annora, Annouska, Annus, Annuska, Annys, Anouk, Antia, Anusha, Anuska, Anysia, Anyssa, Arika, Arnina, Arnita, Arunika, Danika, Dannika, Donika, Enrika, Janika, Jenika, Jennika, Lanika, Manika, Monika, Ronika and Tanika. These names tend to be less frequently used than Annika.

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